Goals and Highlights: Malta 0-4 England

England move a step closer to Euro 2024 qualification, with a particular focus on the performances of Harry Kane and the team’s overall strategy.

The first goal came in the 8th minute when Malta’s Ferdinando Apap, under pressure from Harry Kane, inadvertently bundled in his own goal a low cross from Bukayo Saka, released by a raking pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool’s right-back, showcased his skills in the midfield and scored the second goal for England in the 28th minute with a powerful right-foot shot.

Just two minutes later, in the 31st minute, Harry Kane was tripped and earned a penalty. He successfully dispatched this penalty, marking his 56th goal for England​.

The final goal came at the 83rd minute when Callum Wilson converted a penalty that was harshly awarded for a handball against Malta’s Steve Borg, despite his arms being by his sides​.

This victory, with a strong performance by Trent Alexander-Arnold, helped England tighten their grip on Euro 2024 qualifying Group C. England now sits comfortably with nine points from three games, ahead of Ukraine, Italy, and North Macedonia, each with three points from two games.

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